Greetings from the English Corner! Entering our third year, this page will continue to be a platform for language learning as well as a place to let your imagination roam. Give Me Five will stay to help you build your vocabulary. There will be tips on differentiating confusing words and solutions to problems associated with tricky English expressions. But helping you learn English is just one of our many objectives. Critical thinking is equally essential. No one likes to listen to empty talk! From this Friday, the Young Post's weekly commentary will put the week's headline news into perspective. CK Lau, the South China Morning Post's Executive Editor (News), will draw on his 20 years of experience as a journalist and share with readers his insights into what's happening around us in a weekly column. He will explain the significance of selected news items, how they can be analysed from different perspectives and how they might affect young people. Mr Lau welcomes suggestions from readers on what items he should tackle. We are not going to feed you our own views, but instead stimulate more discussion about the bigger picture behind news stories. Every Tuesday, our Creative Writing Workshop will provide top tips on writing and student contributions. It will make a pleasant change from formal letter writing and the language drilling exercises. We hope you can realise what you are able to do with your pen and paper. Topics include story writing based on a specific theme, stories inspired by idioms, ghost stories and other forms of creative writing, such as poetry. Our man of mystery, Professor Pamplemousse, will continue to share his adventures and experiences with you every Wednesday. He will also bring along a new friend, Max Speed. In fact, Mr Speed has sent Young Post readers this message: 'My colleague, Professor Pamplemousse, and myself would like to wish you good luck with your studies and hope you have a successful school year. 'The two of us will be here in the English Corner to help you with your English and to entertain you with more fun and interesting articles. We have some exciting stuff coming up, so keep your eyes on the English Corner. We are looking forward to seeing you here each week. Bye for now!'